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Badam Araitha Keerai Kootu

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The badam araitha keerai kootu is a cooked lentil preparation from south india that is made with three lentils and spinach. Cooked together with almond paste and spices like green chilies, asafoetida and turmeric. Served hot it goes best with rice or rotis.
Ingredients
  Spinach 600 Gram, chopped
  Moong dal 100 Gram
  Chana dal 100 Gram
  Mustard seeds 10 Gram
  Udad dal 10 Gram
  Curd chilies 10
  Green chilies 10 , crushed
  Asafoetida 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 3 Gram
  Almond paste 140 Gram
  Water 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Refined oil 60 Milliliter
Directions

Boil moong dal in about 4 cups water till half done.
Add channa dal and cook till dal is fully cooked.
Keep aside.
Heat oil, toss in curd chillies and allow to turn brown.
Add urad dal and the mustard seeds.
When mustard splutters, add chopped spinach, asafoetida and pounded green chillies.
Add salt.
Saute till spinach is almost cooked.
Add the paste of almonds (blanched and pureed).
Add 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil and cook till spinach is fully cooked.
Add the spinach mixture to the dal and bring to a boil.
Check the seasoning and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Tamil
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Interest: 
Everyday

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